Madison Street Capital: The Recipient of Prestigious Award

For Madison Street Capital’s involvement in a transaction for WLR Automotive, the company has received the Debt Financing Deal of the Year Award.


M&A Advisory has been hosting the awards for 16 years now, making any of its awards the some of the most prestigious in financing. The latest edition of awards were announced in November of 2017 and Madison Street Capital happened to be on the list.


Madison Street Capital was selected from a field of 650 companies, further adding to the prestige of this award. M&A takes great pleasure in having the opportunity to honor a company such as Madison Street Capital. The M&A Advisory applauded Madison Street Capital for being able to stand out in a field full of so many impressive organizations.


Charles Botchway accepted the award by stating, “We are honored to be the recipients of the M&A Advisor Award this year in the debt financing category.” Botchway, the CEO of Madison Street Capital went on to thank WLR Automotive and his team for the completion of the transaction that made the award possible.


About Madison Street Capital


Madison Street Capital is an investment banking firm that has previously worked with clients in a wide range of different industries. Madison Street Capital has done this by adapting to the needs of each individual industry and the people who work in them. The company assists parties in difficult acquisitions and mergers by making use of its incredible and highly educated team of financial experts. When a company is ready to sell, Madison Street Capital makes sure that the company is properly evaluated and accurately priced.


Madison Street Capital has a worldwide presence. Madison has offices all over North America, as well as Africa and Asia. The company’s main head quarters is in Chicago, Illinois and employs over 200 people.


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James Dondero Honored By Company’s Mark of Distinction

Highland Capital Management, a large and skillfully experienced global alternative investment advisory firm, has been named as one of 2017 Best Places to Work in Money Management.

The award was presented by Pensions & Investments, (P&I), which is owned by Crain Communications, a worldwide source of money management news and information. This is the second time Highland Capital Management was honored since the award got underway in 2012. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.

Highland Capital Management was singled out and acknowledged among managers with 100 to 499 employees, (

The firm, which is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, specializes in credit strategies, collaterized loan obligations, and more. Jim Dondero and Mark Okada founded the company in 1993 that currently has offices in New York, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Seoul.

According to Highland Capital Management president Jim Dondero, the company strives to make the best possible environment available to its employees which brings about the greatest chance for them to succeed. Follow James on Linkedin.

Employees pointed to the company’s high quality health insurance plan, the nourishing food and daily meals and the numerous happenings, including recreational activities, that take place on-site and off-site, as a few of the benefits to working at Highland Capital Management. They also recognize the value of the company in offering the advantages to them,


P&I Editor Amy Resnick commented in a statement that all the firms who are acknowledged this year are leaders when it comes to establishing such an impressive work environment.

P&I teamed up with Best Companies Group to carry out the survey of employers and their staff members. The process involved two parts, the first of which examined each of the nominated company’s business strategies, procedures, philosophy and statistics. This accounted for roughly 25 percent of the total.

The second part, which made up 75 percent of the process, was a study that rated the experiences of the staff.

A complete list of the 2017 P&I’s Best Places To Work in Money Management is available at

James Dondero brings more than 30 years expertise in the equity and credit financial fields to the company. Under his leadership, Highland Capital Management, together with its affiliates, has $17.7 billion of assets under management.

As a committed philanthropist and business man, Jim Dondero has donated millions of dollars to charities through the company.


Tim Armour Describes How Active Funds Play A Role In Investing

Tim Armour, the CEO and Chairman of Capital Group, thinks that Warren Buffett’s advice to invest in passive mutual funds that follow the S&P 500 is setting people up for just average returns. Warren Buffett said that active funds charge too much and trade too often, an argument that Tim Armour has stated is not always the case.

In regards to active funds, Timothy Armour says that many feature low fees and low trading volume. His advice is that when looking for an active fund, find one where the fund manager invests their own money in the fund. This gives them the incentive to outperform the overall market. He also cautions that passive funds don’t provide any protection against down markets. The greatest value of an active fund manager is to spot when the market is going to enter a bear market and protect the assets in the fund against it according to CNBC.

Including his executive roles at Capital Group, Tim Armour has continued to be an equity portfolio manager at this Los Angeles-based firm. He leads one of the oldest investment advisors in the nation. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Tim Armour also oversees the many offices that Capital Group has across the United States and in several other countries.

Tim Armour is a graduate of Middlebury College. After graduating, he entered the financial industry at Capital Group. His ability to manage funds and strong leadership skills led to his current positions at the company. He continues to manage several funds offered by Capital Group.

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